Map of Interracial Law Prohibition in the US.
Good Morning World Wide Web. Today is a beautiful day. We are closer to perfection today than we were yesterday. Today we are getting back to business. Meeting the need for our fellow human beings. We meet that need by attempting to resolve the issues that could potentially make the world a better place for us all. The vehicle has to be driven by passion. That of diversity, education, and equality is what I carry in my soul. Let’s take a drive! We check other is birthed from my passion as a mother of biracial children, from different cultural backgrounds, to draw attention to a reality that decided the Presidential Race. Diversity. Our nation is diversifying. Yet the ideals of the past are still haunting us. Interracial Marriage was prohibited by law until the 1970’s in most of the states in the U.S.A, particularly the southern states that were represented in the confederacy. Take a look at the election map and compare to the map above.
The voting trends can even be predicted from an old map of America based on the demographics. It was right on point. It almost looks like the maps are describing the same subjects.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other or some other time. We are the one’s we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” ~Barack Obama 44th President of the United States.
We are one day post Election Day in America. Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the United States. This of course will make some inside and outside of this country both happy and sad. A year of campaigning and countless ads by both parties to illustrate their stand on the issues that they felt most passionate about. What we saw was a wounded America. One that has not healed from past racial tensions, and an attachment to founding ideals of a superior race. One that would like to have segregation and the financial élite remain the sole heirs to the thrones of victory. There is healing to do on both sides. Wouldn’t it take a man who can meet you in the middle to get there? Well America spoke up last night and said “YES WE CAN.” Barack Obama is bi-racial. No matter how you look at it, whether you call him black, or see him as black, he still loves a mother that the United States considers a white woman. He love grandparents that the United States consider white. I’ve heard some accuse him of racial hatred, but how could it be so? He loved and was nurtured by someone who looks different from him. He can’t be accepted by their race, because of barriers. For a Harvard educated man, I would conclude that it would make him want to learn more about the barriers and attempt to mend them. His loved ones are on the other side. He has a black America, that of course has accepted him with open arms. In somewhat of a vain society he looks like the census. I am a student of my studies! I am always learning. I am not perfect, but everyday I am getting closer. We all are. We check other is looking through my children’s eyes at the world around them. Eyes that a child like President Barack Obama saw through. My children love meatloaf and carne asada. Why should our world continue to go in a direction that is not forward? I understand the principles of the founders of America as do many of its citizens. Checking Other opens a door, to explain that we have met at the barriers of our differences and found love. We continue to create with the hope that it can make a difference in our world and the ones around us. People have to deal first with what they can actually see. What we see and have to admit, is that according to where you live, you see people who look different coming together and sharing their lives together. One day, my vision for wecheckother.com is a community. A community for everything from sharing recipes from diverse backgrounds to having diverse meet and greets. Thank you for tuning in. Please let me know of any feedback or great new ideas you have. I’d love to hear from you.